I’m new to ceremonial magic and evocation. I read “Ceremonial Magic and the Power of Evocation.” by Joseph Lisiewski. His method of evocation seemed complicated, but less complicated than other methods I’ve seen. I was preparing to do the evocation as laid out in the Heptameron, on a Friday during the hour of Venus.
I was wanting to evoke Sallos, in order to ask him to bring back my partner of 11 years who left me July 1st. we’ve been hanging out and going on dates a few times per week for the last month. There have been some very small signs that we’re progressing towards reconciliation, but not fast enough for my tastes
I’ve been practicing getting into Theta/Gama state, which is quite easy for me. My back ground in shamanism and witchcraft helps me in this respect. Since I quickly get into TGS start repeating the name “Sallos” and I quickly start to feel a presence, resulting in all my hairs standing up. I can even do this while standing in an isle at work.
Yesterday while at work I got into TGS and strted repeating the name “Sallos” as well as an ENN I found on a website for him. My hair stood up and I felt a presence. I continued and could see what looked like vapor forming and moving in front of me. The vapor looked similar to gas fumes. I figured this was the physical appearance. I spoke to it. I felt as if it could hear and understand me, but I wasn’t getting communication from it. I was probably blocking myself, because someone could walk in at any moment. I thanked Sallos and asked him to go in peace.
Later that night at home in my apartment I cast a circle, lit a red candle, drew his sigil, lit incense, and gazed at the sigil. The sigil quickly looked as if it raised up off the paper, started flashing. At that point I looked up and gazed through the smoke, chanting the ENN. I started to feel a presence, but it would fade in and out. I then chanted Sallos over and over. I started to see the vapor through the smoke. In my mind I created the thought of having the smoke help give form to Sallos. It seemed to a bit, but didnt work that well. I was trying hard to get a more physical appearance, but it wasnt working, and I was having a hard time maintaining TGS. I decided to speak to Sallos. I asked him for his help in bringing my lover back, and asked for a timeline of it coming to full fruition within 30 days from that moment. In my mind I heard a chuckle, and it seemed to say it won’t take nearly that long. I asked for a word or words to call upon him without a circle, so we could communicate. In my mind I was told to just use the ENN I had spoke before.
I thanked him and told him I would honor him and praise him publicly when he brings me what I have asked. I then told him to go in peace into the world in order to bring me what I have asked.
The feeling of the presence started fading away.
I feel like the incense, casting the circle, and trying to get a more physical appearance than the vapor actually made it more difficult for me. Afterwards I couldn’t help but think, did that happen? Was Sallos here? Something was.